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Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: September 6th, 2013, 3:06 am
by LongRunner
BHP (measurement): Be Honest, Please (as it can mean either British Horse Power or Brake Horse Power)
CFL (retrofits): Crappy Fluorescent Lamp
New (technology): Never ever works
RoHS: Reliability often Hampered Seriously or (you're gonna love this one) Reduction of Health & Safety (in light of how next year medical electronics will have to comply, and so will automotive electronics after 3 years)
Alldatasheet: Nodatasheet
Photobucket: Photofuckit

Electrolytic capacitors:
Elite: Extremely lousy incredibly terrible electrolytics
Gemcon: Garbage, exploded mess. Capacitor or not?
I.Q: Inferior Quality
Jun Fu: Just unreliable, normally fucked up
Sacon: Super awful capacitors open noisily (especially the FZ series)
Teapo: Terrible electrolytics that always pop open

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: September 6th, 2013, 3:24 am
by c_hegge
Ford:
Fix Or Repair Daily
Found On Rubbish Dump
Fails On Race Day
Fast Only Rolling Downhill
For Old Retarded Drivers
Forget OutRunning Dodge
Ford Owners Recommend Dodge
Frequently Overhauled, Rarely Driven

Ford Spelled Backwards (Drof): Driver Returns On Foot

Acer: Always Completely and Entirely Rubbish
HP - Hopeless Products, Huge Problems
Dell - Doesn't Ever Last Long
IBM - Inadequate, Badly Made
ASUS: Always Seriously UnStable

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: September 6th, 2013, 5:19 pm
by LongRunner
European Union: Extremely Uneducated (in light of RoHS)
ST(Microelectronics): Suicidal Trash
CD-R: Corrupts Data Readily (as the ones made now are cheap crap)
Telstra: Hellstra

TREC: Terrible Rubbish Electrolytic Capacitors
YEC: Yuck-Emitting Capacitors

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: November 7th, 2013, 11:17 pm
by LongRunner
(Antec) VSK: Very Shitty Kase

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: November 8th, 2013, 12:18 am
by c_hegge
Lada = Lada Automobiles Die Always, or Ladas Always Die Awfully

Saab = Sweedish Automobiles Always Break

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: November 12th, 2013, 7:54 pm
by Pentium
Ford may "suck" in Australia but not here. My 96 F150 is still using the stock clutch at 220,000KM which is impressive considering it used to tow, and I get good mileage in a big sized motor. My 94 Explorer was still using the stock motor and tranny when I sold it with 365,000KM on it. Don't hate :D All you have to do is take care of them.

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: November 12th, 2013, 8:45 pm
by c_hegge
My grandfather's 89 Falcon had just about everything go wrong with it that could possibly go wrong - including some fairly expensive things to fix like the Gearbox and Diff. That didn't leave me with a good impression of them.

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: November 13th, 2013, 2:39 pm
by c_hegge
DDR = Don't Do Rambus

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: November 25th, 2013, 10:24 am
by LongRunner
A-weighting (sound) = Awful weighting (here's why)

Re: Backronyms and puns

PostPosted: December 4th, 2013, 8:56 pm
by LongRunner
APAQ = Always Plain Awful in Quality